A licensed guide will meet you in the hotel and you will go to the city tour by the tube. On your way to the Hermitage, the guide will tell you a brief history of the Saint Petersburg metro.
On a charming tour of the Hermitage halls, you will examine the great canvases of European art masters, luxurious examples of ceramics, bronze, silver, and Scythian gold, as well as single archaeological finds and historical monuments. The guide will not let you get lost in the labyrinths of expositions and will represent unique details about the exhibitions and outstanding products of art.
The guide will show you the most exciting halls of the museum - you will see the Raphael loggia, the Throne Room, a gallery with portraits of the heroes of the Patriotic War and other rooms of your interest. During the excursion, you will see the State Rooms of the Winter Palace, the collection of paintings of the Old Masters, legendary works of Raphael, Da Vinci, Titian, sculptures by Michelangelo, Canova, Falconet, Rodin. You will discover the history of the Winter Palace and the Russian Empire.
After the interesting Hermitage tour, you will relax while a traditional lunch in a Russian restaurant will be offered with a choice of traditional authentic Russian cuisine. After a delicious lunch, the guide will accompany you to the nearest metro station or to your hotel (the service is optional).